Contractions. - Glon. Glo.
Present name. - Nitro-glycerine. C3H53No2o3.
This is prepared by the action of a mixture of Nitric and Sulphuric Acids upon Glycerine. The process requires the greatest care and caution, since Nitroglycerine is a very explosive compound, and any sudden jerk may cause a fatal accident.
As it may now be obtained pure from some of our operative chemists, as a solution in absolute alcohol in the proportion of 1 in 10, the preparation of it need not be attempted by those less accustomed to its manipulation.
Preparation. - Solution in absolute alcohol, 1 in 10.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - Brit. Journ. of Horn., vii. and xi.
Proper forms for dispensing. - lx and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.